Update 9/24/2015: Less than 24 hours after teasing the collaboration with A-Trak and Keznamdi via a visual component, ZHU premieres "As Crazy As It Is" in full glory! You can hear A-Trak's live scratching on the production and the jazzy elements meshing perfectly with ZHU and Keznamdi vocals perfectly.
Just a couple weeks back the enigmatic ZHU went live with a mysterious website generationwhy.com which had a matrix inspired vibe which cryptically revealed an impressive list of artists we have assumed are a list of collaborators for a future project. These speculations were confirmed as of last week when we got the first track "Automatic," a collaboration with UK singer AlunaGeorge.
A wide-variety of names such as Bone Thugs N Harmony, Trombone Shorty, Skrillex, A-Trak and Gallant appeared on the site. A-Trak was one of the names that instantly made us more interested in what kind of collaboration they could have on the way.
Well it seems the predictions were true once again and we have our ears on the very first clip of this collaboration titled "As Crazy As It Is", which has been leaked exclusively to those who submitted their e-mail at generationwhy.com. Listen and watch the clip below, and if it follows last week's pattern we should expect the single's release on Friday. Enjoy!
The always entertaining ZHU went back to the top of our radar last week with the launch of a new mysterious generationwhy.com website. The website featured names of artists ranging from current icons like Skrillex, A-Trak, and AlunaGeorge to classics including Bones Thugs & Harmony and Trombone Shorty amongst more, which leads us to believe he has a star-studded project of some sort on his hands.
This is confirmed today after he leaked out a lengthy preview clip of what sounds like a song featuring the vocals from AlunaGeorge. We did digging and she did, "accidentally" or not, leak info earlier this week about having a track coming with ZHU.
Listen to the clip below, which was sent to people that signed up on the new website and features an animation to go along with the track that sounds pretty great. We are told to expect the full track later this week, but for now enjoy the first bit of new ZHU all year. Enjoy!
We’re quickly approaching the much anticipated debut studio release from Travi$ Scott, and now a collaboration with Kanye West has surfaced to hold us over until the official release on September 4th. Travis has always been highly regarded for his forward-thinking production abilities, and “Piss On Your Grave” is no exception. The track starts off with a rumbling, grungy guitar riff and switches up when an aggressive Kanye comes in for the hook and a relentless verse from Travis followed by one from Kanye later in the track. The dark raw production brings a solid foundation for these two rappers to go in making for a energetic tune that will surely pump you up.
Vic Mensa is absolutely killing it this year. He’s proven to be the future of Chicago hip hop alongside his longtime friend Chance The Rapper, but is going a different route from Chance as he’s chosen to be signed while Chance is staying independent.
This year Vic has already collaborated with Kaytranada multiple times and with Kanye on one of the hits of the summer with “U Mad” while recently being signed by Jay Z’s Roc Nation. We previously heard a live version of his collaboration with Skrillex, “No Chill,” but now we get to hear a radio rip of the studio version, and it exactly what we were hoping for. Skrillex brings his relentless drums and wonky horns as he proves he can produce hip hop as well as he does with his other production efforts. Vic goes in on this heater spitting choppy, lyrical verses while the beat drops in & out and he adds a catchy hook that has us impatiently awaiting more info about his debut studio album, Traffic.
Skrillex & Vic Mensa – No Chill
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